Undeniably one of the most imperative battles taking place inside of Syria is the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale offensive inside the Deir Hafer Plains of the Aleppo Governorate.
For nearly three months, the Syrian Arab Army’s elite Special Forces division known as the “Tiger Forces” has attacked several sites along the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside, capturing a number of villages en route to liberating the soldiers trapped at the Kuweires Military Airport.
While the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) assumed that the Tiger Forces would back off from this front after lifting the three year long siege of the Kuweires Military, they were surprised to learn that the only unit moved out of the Kuweires area was the Cheetah Forces.
In a matter of 90 days, the Tiger Forces – backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Al-Salamiyah and Aleppo City – captured every village bordering the Kuweires Military Airport, while also advancing along four different axes.
On Friday morning, the Tiger Forces and their allies seized three more villages that are located at the northern countryside of the Kuweires Military Airport; these villages were identified as Jarouf, Tal Al-Sharbi, and ‘Umm Kharwah.
As a result of these gains, the Syrian Armed Forces are now advancing north towards the ISIS stronghold of Al-Bab, which would have been considered almost impossible before the Kuweires offensive and the vital aid from the Russian Air Force’s fighter jets.
In addition to Al-Bab, the Syrian Armed Forces are also advancing east towards the strategic city of Deir Hafer; this aforementioned city is also another ISIS stronghold that has been under their control since mid-2013.
Should the Syrian Armed Forces capture either one of these ISIS strongholds; it would put the terrorist group in a very difficult situation; especially, after losing the number of military personnel they did.